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About Diamond Standard

Diamond Standard is the producer of the world’s first diamond commodities. Diamond Standard is a technology developer, diamond market-maker and commodity producer, headquartered in New York City.

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Our futures contracts, in development with MIAX to list on MGEX via the CME Globex Platform®, are regulated by the U.S. CFTC, and subject to its approval.

Our Diamond Standard Trust ETF, in development to list on the NYSE, is regulated by the U.S. SEC, and subject to its approval.

Our goal is to unlock the potential of natural diamonds as a hard-asset for investors, like gold, silver, and platinum. We work with regulators, auditors, and financial sponsors to ensure:

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    Fairness
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    Transparency
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    Consistency
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    Liquidity

About Our Founder

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4,000+

U.S. patent citations

100+

institutional trading systems designed

$500M+

raised in venture capital

Diamonds are finally a brilliant asset.
Cormac Kinney
Diamond Standard Founder and CEO

With innovations cited in nearly 4,000 U.S. Patents, Cormac has been the founder of four software startups acquired by public companies. He is a quant finance pioneer who invented heatmaps, designed over 100 institutional trading systems, and perfected sentiment analysis for statistical arbitrage, using it to manage over $500 million for Tudor and Millennium. Most recently, he built a business social network integrated into premium news publications, which was acquired by News Corp.

Cormac studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon, earning Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees. Now, as founder of Diamond Standard, he has solved the challenge of creating a standardized diamond commodity. Delivered as a physical coin or bar, this regulator-approved commodity can be transacted as a token on a blockchain, with diamonds supplied fairly via transparent bids on an electronic diamond exchange.

Diamond Standard Leadership

James Campbell

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


James is the Chief Financial Officer at Diamond Standard. James is a CA, CPA with over 25 years of experience working with international organizations across the health, data, technology, and telecom sectors in various stages of development from start-up to initial public offering. James is a graduate from the business school at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. His responsibilities include the management of Diamond Standard’s regulated entity in Bermuda where he currently resides.

James is the Chief Financial Officer at Diamond Standard. James is a CA, CPA with over 25 years of experience working with international organizations across the health, data, technology, and telecom sectors in various stages of development from start-up to initial public offering. James is a graduate from the business school at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. His responsibilities include the management of Diamond Standard’s regulated entity in Bermuda where he currently resides.

Chris Dessi

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)


Chris is the Chief Revenue Officer at Diamond Standard. He is a renowned serial Tech entrepreneur, 3x author, and TEDx speaker. Chris is the former founder & CEO of Silverback Social (sold to Performline, Inc), winning the SmartCEO Future 50 Award in 2016. Chris has a BA in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and an MS in Direct and Interactive Marketing from New York University. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS’s Varney & Co

Chris is the Chief Revenue Officer at Diamond Standard. He is a renowned serial Tech entrepreneur, 3x author, and TEDx speaker. Chris is the former founder & CEO of Silverback Social (sold to Performline, Inc), winning the SmartCEO Future 50 Award in 2016. Chris has a BA in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and an MS in Direct and Interactive Marketing from New York University. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS’s Varney & Co

Doug Jordan

Chief of Staff & Interim Chief Operations Officer (COO)


Doug Jordan is the Interim COO and Chief of Staff of Diamond Standard. With over 20 years of experience in financial services, Douglas has a unique perspective on operationalizing and scaling start-ups, products, and business units to deliver category dominance and robust business performance. He founded Worldview FX Consulting in 2018, to leverage his technical expertise and business development acumen as an institutional trading advisor. Earlier in his career, Doug was a leading trading strategist and senior business development manager overseeing precious metals product portfolio performance for premier global banks including: Deutsche Bank, Jefferies Financial, and Credit Agricole.

Doug Jordan is the Interim COO and Chief of Staff of Diamond Standard. With over 20 years of experience in financial services, Douglas has a unique perspective on operationalizing and scaling start-ups, products, and business units to deliver category dominance and robust business performance. He founded Worldview FX Consulting in 2018, to leverage his technical expertise and business development acumen as an institutional trading advisor. Earlier in his career, Doug was a leading trading strategist and senior business development manager overseeing precious metals product portfolio performance for premier global banks including: Deutsche Bank, Jefferies Financial, and Credit Agricole.

Corey Reason

Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)


Corey Reason is the Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO at Diamond Standard. He is responsible for the overall regulatory risk management, including financial crime risk management: AML, Anti-Terror Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Corey has more than 15 years’ experience in global financial crime compliance. Prior to joining Diamond Standard, he worked as the Head of Compliance & MLRO for a Bermuda bank for three years. Previously he worked as Vice President and Director for the HSBC Group working in New York City.

Corey Reason is the Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO at Diamond Standard. He is responsible for the overall regulatory risk management, including financial crime risk management: AML, Anti-Terror Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Corey has more than 15 years’ experience in global financial crime compliance. Prior to joining Diamond Standard, he worked as the Head of Compliance & MLRO for a Bermuda bank for three years. Previously he worked as Vice President and Director for the HSBC Group working in New York City.

Rajiv Sohal

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)


Rajiv is the Chief Technology Officer for Diamond Standard with over 20 years of experience in managing and providing technical leadership for large software development initiatives. During his career, Rajiv has served in leadership positions at multiple product and technology services companies covering finance, media, healthcare and insurance. Earlier in his career, Rajiv co-founded and served as the CTO of ConsumerLINK India, India’s 1st multi-segment consumer information bureau. He was also a partner and CTO at ISHI systems, a technology consulting firm servicing Fortune 500 client in the New York area.

Rajiv is the Chief Technology Officer for Diamond Standard with over 20 years of experience in managing and providing technical leadership for large software development initiatives. During his career, Rajiv has served in leadership positions at multiple product and technology services companies covering finance, media, healthcare and insurance. Earlier in his career, Rajiv co-founded and served as the CTO of ConsumerLINK India, India’s 1st multi-segment consumer information bureau. He was also a partner and CTO at ISHI systems, a technology consulting firm servicing Fortune 500 client in the New York area.

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